CMA CGM's first carrier offering a direct service of 5,700 containers (TEU) vessels to West Africa
The CMA CGM Group informed about the improvement of its ASAF service which will deploy 12 vessels of 5,700 containers (TEU) in direct service to West Africa starting May 9th thus becoming the first carrier with vessels of this capacity to call West Africa directly. With the 5, 700 containers (TEU) vessels calling West Africa in direct service, the CMA CGM Group confirms its ambition to reinforce its offer in the area and to support the economic development of the country. The ER CANADA…
CMA CGM's OPDR Acquisition Approved by EU
The CMA CGM Group announced that the European Commission has approved its acquisition of OPDR. In order to finalize the acquisition, which was announced on November 25, 2014 by Jacques R. Saadé, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, the approval of Moroccan and European Union competition authorities was necessary. On June 29, the European Commission finalized the process by giving its approval without any conditions. OPDR is a sea carrier that was part of the Bernhard Schulte Group. It is specialized in short sea maritime services and door to door logistics solutions between North Europe, the Canary Islands, the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. The company employs 200 persons in different agencies. North Europe and Morocco.
CMA CGM Adds Iskenderun Call on BEX Service
The CMA CGM Group has announced that starting June 16, a call in the South Turkish port of Iskenderun will be added to the Group’s Bosphorus Express Line (BEX). The CMA CGM Group adapts its offer to its clients’ needs and introduces a unique service between Asia and Iskenderun on the market. In order to answer its clients’ needs, the CMA CGM Group adapts its BEX line, joining Asia to the East Mediterranean, by adding a call in the port of Iskenderun. The Group now offers the only direct service on the market, and the best transit times between Asia and Iskenderun.
Port Réunion to Become Strategic Maritime Hub
The CMA CGM Group announced Rodolphe Saadé, Vice-Chairman, was with President Hollande to Reunion Island to lay the cornerstone for the future Port of Reunion Island. During the ceremony, Rodolphe Saadé signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at making Port Réunion the CMA CGM Group maritime hub in the Indian Ocean within 12 to 18 months. By choosing Port Réunion for its new hub, CMA CGM gives the port a new dimension, not only as a strategic center, where maritime lines from Europe, Africa and Asia intersect, but also as a key element in the CMA CGM Group’s development in Africa, where it already has a strong presence. Cargo from all over the world will be unloaded on the island, before being loaded towards new destinations.
CMA CGM Ends Joint Service with Hanjin
French shipping major CMA CGM assures its customers over Hanjin collapse. "Further to the information published on the filing for receivership of Hanjin Shipping, we understand that this news may have raised concerns with regards to the transport of goods that you have entrusted to CMA CGM," says a company statement. Hanjin Shipping, apart from being a member of CKYHE Alliance, is a partner of CMA CGM Group on 5 out of the Group’s 200 shipping lines. - CMA CGM Group no longer loads its containers on Hanjin Shipping vessels.
CMA CGM Upgrades Gulfbridge, Hispaniola Lines
Container shipping company CMA CGM Group announced its Gulfbridge service upgrade, and its Hispaniola feeder service optimization. To adapt the group’s offer to its clients’ demand, CMA CGM decided to improve its Gulfbridge service by decreasing its transit times to Colombia. The service first rotation will start on April 29, in New Orleans, with the vessel Frisia Loga. 2,500 TEUs capacity vessels will call ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea and East and West South American coast calls through its Kingston transshipment. To complete its regional coverage, the CMA CGM Group uses feeder services. Those services dispatch the containers transported on the main services via transshipment ports. Calls frequency will be increased. Transit times from Kingston will be reduced.
CMA CGM Makes Jamaica its Caribbean Hub
The CMA CGM Group announced that Farid T. Salem, CMA CGM Group Executive Officer, signed on April 7, in Kingston – Jamaica, an agreement with the Port Authority of Jamaica granting the CMA CGM Group the concession of Kingston Container Terminal for 30 years. Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica Prime Minister, and Jean-Pierre Bel, the French President François Hollande Special Representative in Latin America and the Caribbean, attended the event. With CMA CGM, Kingston becomes one of the major transshipment hub port in the Caribbean.
CMA CGM Targets Expansion in Africa
The CMA CGM Group said 2014 will be the year of African ambition. At this occasion, the CMA CGM Group announced the launch of its new advertisement campaign in Africa thus reaffirming its ambition to expand further on this continent. This new campaign, uses a CMA CGM AFRICAMAX vessel specially built to optimize operations in African ports, reasserts the Group’s position as leader in the transport market through a global offer of both maritime and inland services. Present in Africa since 2001…
CMA CGM Recognized for its Carbon Strategy
For the second consecutive year, CMA CGM Group scored one of the best results in the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) Transport and Logistics category for its policies, performance and transparency in areas related to climate change. Created in 2000, CDP is an independent nonprofit organization and an internationally recognized reference in the field of strategy and performance evaluation of companies with respect to climate change. Its objective is to evaluate the measures implemented by companies to monitor CO2 emissions based on criteria of governance…
CMA CGM Slashes CO2 Emissions 4% in 2016
CMA CGM Group said it has reduced its CO2 emissions per container transported by 4 percent in 2016. In 2016, the Group has succeeded in reducing its carbon emissions in line with its 2025 targets. The CMA CGM Group intends to reduce its CO2 emissions per transported container by 30 percent by 2025. CMA CGM had already improved its performance per transported container per kilometer by 50 percent between 2005 and 2015. Operational optimization of the fleet thanks to the work of the exports of CMA CGM Fleet Navigation and Support Center.
CMA CGM Expands West Africa Service
The CMA CGM Group announced the improvement of its ASAF service which will deploy 12 vessels of 5,700 containers (TEU) in direct service to West Africa starting May 9, thus becoming the first carrier with vessels of this capacity to call West Africa directly, the company said. With the 5,700 containers (TEU) vessels calling West Africa in direct service, the CMA CGM Group said it confirms its ambition to reinforce its offer in the area and to support the economic development of the country. The ER Canada, the first 5,700 containers (TEU) vessel operated by the CMA CGM Group to call West Africa on the ASAF service, will arrive at Walvis Bay (Namibia) on May 9, Pointe Noire (Congo) on May 14 and Luanda (Angola) on May 17.
CMA CGM Christens Its Largest Ship
The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM Kerguelen, the group’s largest vessel, was christened in Le Havre, France. The christening took place in presence of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Group, the vessel’s godmother Catherine Hayot, and of many institutional and political representatives, partners and clients. Latest of the CMA CGM fleet’s vessels, the CMA CGM Kerguelen was delivered on March 31. She is 398 meters in length and has a capacity for 17,722 twenty-foot equivalent containers.
CMA CGM America Reorganization
CMA CGM would like to announce the reorganization of CMA CGM America LLC, the U.S. agent of the CMA CGM Group, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, with the departure of Frank Baragona, Chairman of CMA CGM America LLC. After a successful career in the shipping industry and nine years as head of CMA CGM America, Frank Baragona will be leaving the CMA CGM Group at the end of 2013 for retirement. As of November 2013, Marc Bourdon, General Manager of CMA CGM do Brazil, will take on the position of General Manager of CMA CGM America LLC and will closely be working with: Todd Rives, Chief Commercial Officer; Ed McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer and Jim Arnold, Chief Financial Officer, already in place in Norfolk.
CMA CGM Acquires 7,000 Reefer Containers
The CMA CGM Group announced it has acquired more than 7,000 of last generation 40’ High Cube Reefer containers including 6,000 low consumption engines. The CMA CGM Group said regularly invests Reefer containers that reduce carbon print by 60% compare to the first generation’s Reefers, allow a precise controlling of the cold chain and optimize the atmosphere control, operate a phytosanitary cold treatment needed for perishable goods and lengthen significantly their shelf life.
CMA CGM to Strengthen its Presence in South America
The CMA CGM group, a world leader in container shipping, announces the reshuffling of two services in addition to the MERCOSUL buyout project and pursues its development strategy in South America, with SAFRAN and SIRIUS. These two services between South America and Europe are: SAFRAN for Northern Europe and SIRIUS for the Mediterranean. SAFRAN will be starting in Rotterdam on September 27, 2017. With this service, the CMA CGM Group offers the fastest service on the trade to its customers.
CMA CGM, YILDIRIM $500M Equity Note, New Board
In accordance with the agreements signed on 25 November 2010 between CMA CGM Group and the Yildirim Group, CMA CGM announced that it has issued $500 million in Redeemable bonds, all of which were subscribed by the Yildirim Group. This investment enables the Group to sustainably strengthen its balance sheet and secure its investment plan, while providing additional funds to support expansion. Following the issuance, CMA CGM Group shareholders met in General Meeting and approved the new governance organization, electing as Directors Jacques R. Saadé, Rodolphe Saadé, Tanya Saadé-Zeenny, Farid T. Salem, Tristan Vieljeux, Denis Ranque and Christian Garin, as well as Robert Yüksel Yildirim, Evren Öztürk and Ercüment Erdem. At its meeting, the Board unanimously appointed Jacques R.
CMA CGM Group Launches its Eco-calculator
CMA CGM Group announces the launching as from April of an eco-calculator accessible to all its customers via its e-business platform. Measuring the environmental impact of their supply chain has become an increasingly important issue for many companies. To meet this demand, the CMA CGM Group will be making available to customers a new service starting in April 2011: the eco-calculator. Accessible to all the Group’s customers as part of the on-line solutions offered by CMA CGM via e-business, this latest tool produces an accurate calculation of the carbon footprint of a journey, based on real data including points of departure and arrival, volume of freight, fuel consumption and vessel speed.
CMA CGM Takes Delivery of CMA CGM Leo
The CMA CGM Group announced the delivery in South Korea of the CMA CGM Leo (11,400 TEU). Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyards, the CMA CGM Leo is the fifth of a series of 12 vessels of 11,400 TEU ordered by the CMA CGM Group and that will be delivered between 2010 and 2011. This new giant of the seas, registered in Valetta, will be one of the largest containerships sailing under Maltese flag. One other vessel of the Group to be delivered soon will also be registered in Malta, a European flag which is part of the white list of the “Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control” a guarantee of safety, security and environmental protection. CMA CGM Group has been present in Malta for many years and operates the Malta Freeport Terminal.
Second 18,000TEU Ship Joins CMA CGM Fleet
The 18,000 TEU capacity containership the CMA CGM Georg Forster was delivered to the CMA CGM Group on June, 2 in South Korea. With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM Georg Forster is the group’s second 18,000 TEU capacity vessel to be delivered. Six vessels will compose this series of vessels named after great explorers, that will have the CMA CGM Group’s largest containership capacity. This gigantic vessel has a 18,000 TEU (twenty feet equivalent) capacity. All containers placed together would totalize around the distance between Hamburg and Hanover.
Teixeira Appointed VP Marketing, CMA CGM Group
CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Philly TEIXEIRA to the position of Vice President Marketing and Commercial Global Accounts of CMA CGM Group. Sales Manager in Montreal and New York. International Sales Manager, Nancy, France. Cargo Manager, France & North Africa. Managing Director Sales & Marketing, France. Vice President Field Marketing and Sales, Europe. Vice President Sales, Europe, Middle East, India & Africa. Philly TEIXEIRA joined CMA CGM on June 6th 2011 and reports directly to M. Rodolphe SAADE, Executive Officer of CMA CGM Group.
CMA CGM Upgrade its ASEA Service
CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the upgrading of its ASEA service connecting Asia, Kenya and Tanzania, effective since October 12th, 2011. This new service shows the strong commitment of CMA CGM Group to consolidate its offer from Asia to East Africa key countries in order to support the strong and regular growth of this tradeThe service rotation will be as followed: Port Kelang, Singapore, Port Victoria or Male, Mombasa, Tanga, Dar Es Salam, Colombo and back to Port Kelang.
Chinese Prime Minister to Visit CMA CGM
The CMA CGM Group is will host the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in its Marseilles headquarters on July 1. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is scheduled to visit the CMA CGM Group headquarter on July 1, accompanied by France Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius, the Minister of State for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl and a Chinese ministerial delegation. This delegation will include the Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Yi Wang, the Reform and Development Commission Minister Shaoshi Xu…
GEORG FORSTER Calls Southampton for the First Time
The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER called England for the first time on July 6th. With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER not only is, with her sistership the CMA CGM KERGUELEN, the CMA CGM Group’s largest containership, but it is also the largest UK flag vessel sailing the seas. This gigantic vessel has a 18,000 TEUs (twenty feet equivalent) capacity: all containers placed together would totalize the distance between London and Southampton.